PA Workers Comp Safety: Aircraft Mechanics
Working on an aircraft not only takes some serious know-how; it also requires workers to be fully-attentive so that they do not get injured on the job. And whether it be in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, State College, there are many cities in Pennsylvania that have airports. Below are some of the most common injuries associated with aircraft mechanics, as well as some tips that can be used to prevent them.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome can occur when a worker is required to work with vibrating equipment or repeat the same motion many times. These are both things aircraft mechanics deal with on a daily basis. To prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, consider changing grips, using a different tool, wearing a brace, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or changing-up your work day by varying your tasks.
Working with aircrafts requires a lot of movement and lifting. Because of this, many aircraft mechanics experience back injuries. To avoid back injuries, it's best to lift using proper ergonomics and to stretch regularly.
Aircraft mechanics are often required to work with power tools and wiring. Because of this, it's important that they take all the necessary precautions to avoid electric shock. All equipment should be thoroughly inspected and all workers need to be properly trained on how to use all tools and parts. If someone hasn't been shown how to use a specific tool or how to wire something, they should be assigned to something else until they learn everything they need to know.
Trips and Slips
Since aircraft mechanics work around oil and other fluids, there are naturally going to be some spills that occur. It's important to take care of these spills as soon as possible so that no one slips and receives an injury. Also, the floor should be keep free of clutter and stretched extension cords.
If you are an aircraft mechanic who has been injured on the job and live in the Harrisburg, Williamsport, or Lewistown area, contact PAWorkersCompHelpNow for a FREE consultation. Contact us at (717) 234-2402 or send us a message.
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